6 word memoirs about life
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry SmithDeceptively simple and surprisingly addictive, Not Quite What I Was Planning is a thousand glimpses of humanity—six words at a time.
When Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, For Sale: baby shoes, never worn, he proved that an entire story can be told using a half-dozen words. When the online storytelling magazine SMITH asked readers to submit six-word memoirs, they proved a whole, real life can be told this way, too. The results are fascinating, hilarious, shocking, and moving.
From small sagas of bittersweet romance (Found true love, married someone else) to proud achievements and stinging regrets (After Harvard, had baby with crackhead), these terse true tales relate the diversity of human experience in tasty bite-size pieces.
The original edition of Not Quite What I Was Planning spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and thanks to massive media attention—from NPR to the The New Yorker—the six-word memoir concept spread to classrooms, dinner tables, churches, synagogues, and tens of thousands of blogs. This deluxe edition has been revised and expanded to include more than sixty never-before-seen memoirs.
From authors Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Ford, and Joyce Carol Oates to celebrities Stephen Colbert, Mario Batali, and Joan Rivers to ordinary folks around the world, everyone has a six-word story to tell.
In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story
Everyone interested can send their stories or 6 word memoirs etc to tumblrwritingproject gmail. Today we were supposed to write 6 word memoirs. Mine went like this: But, what fun is fitting in? So in English a few days ago we had to write 6 word memoirs on either something about us or a memory. So I decided to write this. Why you ask?
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